Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century

A Guide for Practicing Librarians and Students


  • Ibironke Lawal, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

The first of its kind, this book provides a theoretically informed research guide and draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science. It explores the nexus of theory and practice and offers suggestions for collaborative projects. The clear text, simple style and rich content make the book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians, as well as the general reader who may be interested in library and information science research.
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Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


Book information

  • Published: August 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-372-1


…a valuable book for practicing librarians and students who wish to improve their ability to conduct sound research, Australian Library Journal
A timely book, designed for both practising librarians and library students as a whistle-stop tour of the research process., Australian Academic and Research Libraries

Table of Contents

Introduction; The significance of research in the library and information profession; Overview of the research process; Research designs; Data collection; Data collection; Data analysis; Collaboration; Preparing and publishing research reports; Conclusions.